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Schools for Troubled Teens Help Restore Colorado Youth’s Confidence

Many teens with mental and emotional challenges struggle in traditional high school settings. Motivation for schoolwork suffers when teens are overwhelmed with grief, trauma, and abuse. Poor academic performance leads to decreased self-confidence putting your Colorado teen in a downward spiral of aggressive behaviors, isolation, substance abuse, or truancy. Schools for troubled teens offer support for teens struggling in a traditional school environment.

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Solstice West Can Help Your Colorado Teen

Solstice, a leading residential treatment program near Salt Lake City, Utah, has helped hundreds of teen girls and assigned female at birth navigate through their emotional and behavioral issues while instilling strong academic skills to get them back on track. Solstice integrates academics with individual, group, and family therapy to ensure your child achieves success during the program and after transitioning. With small classes, our certified teachers are able to give your child the individual attention they needs to succeed. Our clinical team, including therapists, teachers, and residential staff, work together to create an individualized treatment plan designed to meet your daughter’s unique needs. A creative curriculum and experiential learning opportunities keep your teen engaged and enthusiastic to learn.

Solstice provides a warm and welcoming environment that allows your child to thrive and stay on track to successfully complete high school. Academic credits earned at Solstice’s accredited academic program easily transfer back to schools in Colorado.

With Solstice’s support, your child has the opportunity to get back on track academically and lead a happier and healthier life. Call (866) 278-3345 for more information about our school for troubled teens.

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At Risk Youth from Colorado Learn Creative, Expressive Outlets at Schools for Troubled Teens.

It is more difficult for teens to find appropriate ways to express themselves if they are struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges. The communication breakdown makes them feel inadequate and isolated from the world around them. As a result, they may struggle academically or turn to self-destructive behaviors like eating disorders and addiction. Visual and Fine Arts give teens alternative ways of expressing themselves when they struggle to find the right words or with communicating with others. Colorado teens with emotional and behavioral challenges can find the support they need at schools for troubled teens that understand their unique needs.

Help For Colorado Teens

Teens going through emotional and behavioral challenges often struggle finding appropriate ways to express themselves. This breakdown in communication can lead to feelings of inadequacy and isolation. As a result, they may struggle academically or turn to self-destructive behaviors like eating disorders and addiction. Visual and Fine Arts give teens alternative ways of expressing themselves when they struggle to find the right words or with communicating with others. Schools for troubled teens understand the unique needs of Colorado teens struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges.

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Fine Arts Academic Programming at Solstice West:

Solstice, a Utah-based boarding school, developed an effective Fine Arts program for teen girls and assigned female at birth (age 14-18) as part of a comprehensive, holistic approach to therapy. In addition to a full curriculum geared towards academic learning and success, Solstice offers the following classes to help Colorado teens find new and therapeutic methods of expression:

Drawing: Drawing is a basic building block of most art. Solstice’s drawing classes teach students how to accurately see and record objects using a variety of media such as colored pencils, pastels, and graphite.

Art Foundations I & II: Introductory classes emphasize the fundamentals of art and give previews of a variety of styles, like two and three-dimensional design and drawing. Students learn a variety of basic art concepts, like color theory, studio techniques, and aesthetics as they experiment with various types of media. Teens are also introduced to historical art movements and famous artists.

Painting: This elective class allows students to apply what they learned from the Art Foundations classes to painting. They explore various mediums and canvases to create expressive work based on classic and contemporary art. Self-Expression is a powerful tool for confidence, assertiveness, and connectivity.

Girls and assigned female at birth with emotional struggles are empowered by the Visual Arts program at Solstice. Solstice helps struggling teens replace unhealthy coping mechanisms with positive, adaptive ones. Call (866) 278-3345 to learn more about the holistic therapeutic approach we follow at our school for troubled teens.

Solstice West helps teens struggling with issues such as:

Harming themselves by cutting or other methods of injury


Isolating away from others in their bedroom

Struggling with low self esteem

Oppositional defiant disorder

Impulsive behaviors

Eating related issues

Generalized anxiety disorder

Asperger’s disorder

Attachment issues related to adoption

Trauma related issues

Emotional issues related to loss and grief

Attention related issues

Family conflict and dysfunction

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